A Comprehensive List of Ferromagnetic Materials

A Comprehensive List of Ferromagnetic Materials

Metals and magnetism go hand in hand. Magnetism, whether it’s strong or weak, is a characteristic of metal along with conductivity, malleability, and ductility. But just as metals can be ductile but not malleable, or malleable but not ductile, magnetism isn’t a condition to be taken for granted.

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Essential Equipment You Need for a Scrap Yard

Essential Equipment You Need for a Scrap Yard

The scrap metal industry is one of those businesses that most people don’t think about. Scrap yards operate on the peripheries of cities—no one’s ever heard of a scrap yard with a charming downtown storefront. Scrap yards don’t have heavy presences on TV and radio. And while everyone takes the garbage out every week, they probably don’t drag high-quality sheet metal to the curb. But despite keeping such a low profile, there’s big money in scrap metal. Perhaps you want some of that money for yourself.

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How a Copper Wire Granulator Works

How a Copper Wire Granulator Works

Copper counts. The scrap metal industry takes a number of metals, but amid all the iron and steel, copper is what brings revenue to the scrap yard. Copper’s high ductility, or ability to be formed into wire, makes it valuable in a way that many metals are not. Even in the popular imagination, laypeople recognize the value of copper above so many other metals: we’re all too familiar with real estate investors who buy up distressed urban properties simply to strip the valuable copper piping and wiring within. You could joke that copper, the material in our one-cent piece, is indeed worth a pretty penny.

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Obsolete vs. Prompt Scrap: The Differences

Obsolete vs. Prompt Scrap: The Differences

Love may make the world go round, but recycling metal is what keeps the manufacturing world turning. Mining is hard and energy-intensive work, so whenever you can reduce the demand for new metal, it’s a boon to the planet and your bottom line. But recycling metal isn’t as simple as filling a bin with old cans once a week. The salvage industry relies not only on disused consumer products but on access to industrial byproducts that may never enter the layman’s mind. Read on to explore obsolete vs. prompt scrap and their differences.

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Temporary Vs. Permanent Magnets: The Difference

Temporary Vs. Permanent Magnets: The Difference

Magnetism matters. From navigating the seas by compass to navigating your neighborhood by smartphone, none of it would be possible without harnessing magnetic fields. Without getting too abstract, magnetism matters when it comes to identifying and moving metal at a scrapyard. But with the power it takes for a magnet on a crane to lift a hunk of steel, how does that all that magnetic energy not cause the world to go haywire? The answer lies in the difference between temporary and permanent magnets. Let’s take a closer look.

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Reasons Your Electric Motor Is Overheating

Reasons Your Electric Motor Is Overheating

With the number of machines companies depend on these days for operating their business efficiently, it’s no surprise that electric motors are a hot topic. Without electric motors, many companies would see dramatic dips in efficiency and profitability. In fact, some companies wouldn’t be able to operate at all without electric motors. Part of owning electric motors is proper and frequent maintenance. Despite having a maintenance routine, many electric motor owners experience overheating at some point. Overheating forces operators to deactivate the motor temporarily which obviously results in downtime and a decrease in productivity. There are dozens of potential reasons your electric motor is overheating. We’re going to cover the most common reasons in our comprehensive guide below; read on to learn more.

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Common Issues With Submersible Pumps

Common Issues With Submersible Pumps

Companies from a wide array of industries use submersible pumps regularly. Municipalities will use submersible pumps to drain a local pond or use it as a filter. A city may also use them for dirtier jobs such as sewage draining. Alternatively, construction companies also use submersible pumps if their job site has standing water or other liquids. Disaster relief organizations such as the American Red Cross may also use submersible pumps in the event of flooding. Make no mistake—the applications of submersible pumps go far beyond the examples just mentioned. But like anything else, submersible pumps can have some issues. If you’d like to learn what the common issues with submersible pumps are, we’ve got you covered in our comprehensive guide below.

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Electromagnets vs. Permanent Magnets: The Differences

Electromagnets vs. Permanent Magnets: The Differences

If you’re in the market for a new magnet for your company, you’ve probably noticed most of the options are electromagnets or permanent magnets. Most people don’t know the differences between electromagnets and permanent magnets, so we put together a brief guide to help you understand. Read on if you’d like to learn more.

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The Effect of Temperature on an Electromagnet

The Effect of Temperature on an Electromagnet

Companies within industries such as construction, manufacturing, and metal recycling regularly depend on electromagnets for daily operations. While there are undeniable benefits of electromagnets, many people forget that temperature can affect magnetism. If you’d like to learn the effect of temperature on an electromagnet, we encourage you to read on.

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The Applications of a Magnetic Separator

The Applications of a Magnetic Separator

Whether you want a permanent or electromagnetic separator, there’s probably an application for it in your industry. In addition to the many applications, magnetic separators are extremely low-maintenance and easy to use. We’re going to break down some of the applications of a magnetic separator in our guide below, so read on if you’d like to learn more.

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